(Updated August 25, 2021 at 10:45 am with meeting location and new time for September 13)
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Johnson County is seeking community feedback on how to invest $29.3 million of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The federal funding guidelines require that programs and projects must be tied to one of the following allowable uses and be obligated by Dec. 31, 2024:
Johnson County invites residents, businesses, and community organizations to provide feedback about their priorities for eligible use of these funds through a series of public input sessions. Public input sessions will take place on the following dates/times:
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend Johnson County events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Keshia Fields, Inclusion and Equity Specialist, at email@example.com or 319.688.5818.
In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) established the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative economic impacts. Through this legislation, Johnson County was allocated $29.3 million based on population and is hard at work establishing internal processes, gathering public input, analyzing local needs, and establishing funding priorities to deploy funds in an equitable and compliant manner.
For more information, please visit www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpa.